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Secure Empty Trash AppleScript

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I'm trying to write a secure empty trash script, but the script editor bounces every attempt. It takes only a three-line script to empty the trash without the security overwrite:

tell application "finder"
empty trash
end tell

but telling the finder to "secure empty trash" or using a bunch of variations of that command doesn't work.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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